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Black Innovation Programs

Empowering the next wave of Black-owned tech startups


A community platform supporting the next generation of women in tech

The Women Founders Launchpad is a DMZ platform created by women tech founders and designed to exclusively support women-identifying entrepreneurs in Canada and around the world.

Launchpad is both a skills development platform and a powerful network of women founders and aspiring entrepreneurs in the tech field.

The platform hosts curated learning content and monthly events that cater specifically to women entrepreneurs’ unique needs and experiences. Course materials and workshops are self-paced and give founders the practical skills and strategies needed to succeed in entrepreneurship.

Sessions are tactical, authentic, and provide valuable insight on topics such as product development, securing your first customers, building an online presence, raising capital through, seeking alternative sources of funding, mental health, self-care, and more.

What members get

  • Learning content hosted by accomplished women founders. Exclusive invites to monthly events, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more
  • Access to a live community of other women founders and an invite-only Slack community to connect, help each other out and grow together

How to join

Please sign up through the link below to become a member. Upon completing the form, you’ll receive a link to create your Launchpad account.

Your journey

Join the Women Founders Launchpad.
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Be part of an online community for women founders by women founders.
Access high-value content.
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At your own pace, access curated learning content to support your business growth.
Build your professional network.
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Participate in community events and build valuable relationships with other early-stage founders.
Graduate to the next DMZ program.
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Expedite your entry into the DMZ’s Pre-Incubator or Incubator (as long as you meet eligibility)!


Profile picture of Tali Remennik (Co-Founder, Granularity)
The Launchpad provided content that you can’t get anywhere else, including thoughts on mental health and parenting for founders. There was authenticity in the nature of the videos! It had content from speakers that are involved in the DMZ and the Toronto ecosystem, all of which offered the opportunity to reach out. I would definitely recommend it to other women founders.“
- Tali Remennik, Co-Founder, Granularity
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